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Message 706 of 710 (803015)
03-22-2017 6:37 PM

The "news not favorable to Trump" is actually what Leftist fake news is. It's opinion for starters, not news, which used to be a journalistic no-no, but we play by Marxist rules now which means it's all-out war against political views they oppose. Headlines are twisted every day to suggest something Trump did is wrong, it's selected and it's twisted. The very same information on a conservative site is most likely to be factual and then the opinion positive. But the conservative sites are suppressed while the Leftist sites are inyourface.
I admit, however, I haven't kept up with this topic, so let's declare a win for EvC: Hip hip hooray for EvC. Another smashing win over the conservatives.
Edited by Faith, : No reason given.

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Message 707 of 710 (803060)
03-23-2017 11:57 AM

If any news about Trump was favourable to Trump, that would be news.

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Message 708 of 710 (803097)
03-23-2017 8:08 PM

"Fake News" from left wing Wall Street Journal
Actually an opinion editorial.
Found via Nonreligious Questions
The WSJ article itself is at A President’s Credibility - WSJ. Most of the article is behind some sort of wall.
Anyway, the part that Ed Brayton quoted:
If President Trump announces that North Korea launched a missile that landed within 100 miles of Hawaii, would most Americans believe him? Would the rest of the world? We’re not sure, which speaks to the damage that Mr. Trump is doing to his Presidency with his seemingly endless stream of exaggerations, evidence-free accusations, implausible denials and other falsehoods.
The latest example is Mr. Trump’s refusal to back off his Saturday morning tweet of three weeks ago that he had found out that [Barack] Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory on Election Day. He has offered no evidence for his claim, and a parade of intelligence officials, senior Republicans and Democrats have since said they have seen no such evidence.
Yet the President clings to his assertion like a drunk to an empty gin bottle, rolling out his press spokesman to make more dubious claims. Sean Spicerwho doesn’t deserve this treatmentwas dispatched last week to repeat an assertion by a Fox News commentator that perhaps the Obama Administration had subcontracted the wiretap to British intelligence.


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Message 709 of 710 (803140)
03-24-2017 2:32 PM

Link for later
ABE: Hid link, didn't realize this was in summation.
Edited by New Cat's Eye, : ABE

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Message 710 of 710 (803160)
03-24-2017 8:08 PM
Reply to: Message 709 by New Cat's Eye
03-24-2017 2:32 PM

Re: Link for later
New Cat's Eye writes:
Sorry to drive-by and drop a bare link, saving this for later:
In case you missed the alert box, this thread is in summation mode. That means all participants can post one final message, which you just used to post a bare link. If that's not what you want as your final post in this thread then I think message editing still works in summation mode. Not that that's encouraged, but I don't see the harm in this case.

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